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Cameron Smith transferring to Notre Dame

His once-promising career at Arizona State was somewhat derailed by a knee injury, but Cameron Smith is getting a chance at Notre Dame as a graduate transfer.

Wide receiver Cameron Smith is transferring from Arizona State to Notre Dame for his senior season. 

After four years at Arizona State, Smith is going to be reuniting with former ASU staff members Del Alexander and Chip Long, who are now the wide receivers coach and offensive coordinator at Notre Dame, respectively. 

Alexander and Long are entering their first season at Notre Dame, a program that is looking for more speed at wide receiver for their 2017 roster. 

A native of Coppell, Texas, Smith played as a true freshman at ASU in 2013 and had an impressive sophomore season in 2014 with 41 catches for 596 yards and six touchdowns. But Smith needed to have knee surgery and missed the 2015 season as a result, which led to a redshirt year. 

Last season, Smith still appeared to be troubled by the knee at times, and played in just eight games as a result. His production dropped off to 11 catches for 183 receiving yards. 

Smith didn't practice in the spring, though he was regularly in attendance and dressed out, usually working on the side. 

ASU is young and talented at wide receiver, with Smith's departure unlikely to have a material impact on the success of the unit or the offense more broadly. He is somewhat redundant at the X position to Oklahoma transfer John Humphrey Jr., a speedy player who is expected to start. Humphrey Jr. was the player of the day in ASU's spring football game. 

Smith's departure leaves ASU with nine scholarship wide receivers projected to be on its 2017 roster. 


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